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D
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    D+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    D+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Harper High School is a public school located in Chicago, IL. It has 165 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 10% of students are at least proficient in math and 10% in reading.
About Harper High School...
School District
Chicago Public Schools
Address
6520 S Wood St
Chicago, IL 60636
Telephone
(773) 535-9150
Website

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
10%
Percent Proficient - Math
10%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
890
21 responses
Average ACT
17
33 responses
AP Enrollment
4%

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Living in the Area
D+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    D-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$25,275
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$871
National
$949
Median Home Value
$82,230
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
165
Free or Reduced Lunch
98%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,837
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.8%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$15,924/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
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What I like about Harper is that we are a family .They never let you fail no matter what.Even on your lowest days they still make sure your alright.No matter what you go threw they are always there..And it’s sad to see that CPS is trying to close our school down .! If it wasn’t for Harper school and staff I probably would be dead or in jail...or going down a path that would’ve been the complete opposite of what I’m doing now..They’ve helped me believe in myself and this year alone has been the worse but thanks to them I’m still here and moving on ...This yer alone ive lost two of my oldest brothers and Harpers staff helped me threw that ..My overall experience with Harper and at Harper was and still is great ...I love it
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My experience with Harper High School was great my Freshmen and Sophomore year but as Junior and Senior year approached it was horrible. It became so stressful. Students were always fighting and there was always drama. Teachers and staff were always in students business rather it was drama with their friends or relationship problems. Everyone was in everyone's business and assignments in classes was never college ready.
Here at Harper, we have many different varieties of sports and organizations to attend. We have cheer leading, wrestling, football, basketball,track, art,and drama. We have a poetry team and a student government. Most of the whole school participates in some type of sport or school organization.